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Old 2012-07-17, 10:08 AM   [Ignore Me] #1
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Why use Galaxies (gal drop tactic)


So what is the incentive to use them, compared to PS1?

Yes, I know they wil be a spawn point, although a highly visible one. But consider that +1 for the gal-drop side.

On the negative:
In PS1, when certs were scarce not everyone had a fast transport certed.
In PS1, if you piloted an aircraft you had to wear light armoum whereas a gal drop would contain maxes + Full Rexo attack troops.
Even in PS1 and especially recently gal drops often get slaughtered.

In ps2:
any troop excluding maxes can fly aircraft
everyone has access to the cert
wouldn't a mossie swarm be more effective? (bailers could either be Light Assault or equip ejection seats)

But, the devs want to encourage gal drops as people enjoy them, it seems to me other than prviding visuals to Ride of the Valkeries there is little reason to do it.

Perhaps I've missed something.
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Old 2012-07-17, 10:10 AM   [Ignore Me] #2
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Originally Posted by ringring View Post
So what is the incentive to use them, compared to PS1?

Yes, I know they wil be a spawn point, although a highly visible one. But consider that +1 for the gal-drop side.

On the negative:
In PS1, when certs were scarce not everyone had a fast transport certed.
In PS1, if you piloted an aircraft you had to wear light armoum whereas a gal drop would contain maxes + Full Rexo attack troops.
Even in PS1 and especially recently gal drops often get slaughtered.

In ps2:
any troop excluding maxes can fly aircraft
everyone has access to the cert
wouldn't a mossie swarm be more effective? (bailers could either be Light Assault or equip ejection seats)

But, the devs want to encourage gal drops as people enjoy them, it seems to me other than prviding visuals to Ride of the Valkeries there is little reason to do it.

Perhaps I've missed something.
Max's can be in gals. Max's can't be in Mossies.

Unless everyone is certed for the drop pod mechanic, then your heavy assaults will die from a mossie drop.
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Old 2012-07-17, 10:22 AM   [Ignore Me] #3
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Reasons not to use Mossie/Reaver/Scythe Swarms

-Aircraft costs resources, and you just blew it up
-Cool down timers are fairly long, 20m or so. So I hope you don't need to drop for a while again.
-I thought bailing with the "hotdrop" was an implant not an upgrade, if so this is taking the place of another implant. Alternatively you can be light assault, but then you don't have medics/engineers/HA
-You will never have MAXes
-If you fail you are spawning all the way back where you started, the Galaxy can land to allow you to spawn and try again, or spawn closer and go in on foot.

I'm sure we may see the swarms, but I think Gal drops will be more popular.
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Old 2012-07-17, 10:24 AM   [Ignore Me] #4
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In PS2 it looks like gal drops are still in and viable. It might even be better. Whereas in PS1 you had to bring an AMS in a lodestar, here you can do your drop and then land the galaxy to make it a spawn point.

Edit: matt beat me to the best reason.

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Old 2012-07-17, 10:25 AM   [Ignore Me] #5
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In addition, one assumes that one Galaxy will be less expensive, resource-wise, than a dozen Mosquitoes.

Whether resources will be scarce enough that people care has yet to be seen/determined/tuned.
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Old 2012-07-17, 10:30 AM   [Ignore Me] #6
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Resource cost alone will most likely make constant mossie swarming impossible compared to gal dropping imo
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Old 2012-07-17, 10:35 AM   [Ignore Me] #7
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Gals can take Max's as said above. Also gals will have weapons on so can give support and also if a few stay in the weapon position could stay near the drop zones and give support.

More reasons can be given but at work on my phone
Basically it's all tactics
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Old 2012-07-17, 10:52 AM   [Ignore Me] #8
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Originally Posted by ringring View Post
So what is the incentive to use them, compared to PS1?

Yes, I know they wil be a spawn point, although a highly visible one. But consider that +1 for the gal-drop side.

On the negative:
In PS1, when certs were scarce not everyone had a fast transport certed.
In PS1, if you piloted an aircraft you had to wear light armoum whereas a gal drop would contain maxes + Full Rexo attack troops.
Even in PS1 and especially recently gal drops often get slaughtered.

In ps2:
any troop excluding maxes can fly aircraft
everyone has access to the cert
wouldn't a mossie swarm be more effective? (bailers could either be Light Assault or equip ejection seats)

But, the devs want to encourage gal drops as people enjoy them, it seems to me other than prviding visuals to Ride of the Valkeries there is little reason to do it.

Perhaps I've missed something.
Bailures will be a complete waste of resources. Even though people will still do this, it will not be as prevelant as in PS1

Also, Gal drops just look bad ass!!! I can't wait to see 9 gals drop 3 platoons on a base, it will be epic!!!
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Old 2012-07-17, 10:58 AM   [Ignore Me] #9
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Bailures will be a complete waste of resources. Even though people will still do this, it will not be as prevelant as in PS1

Also, Gal drops just look bad ass!!! I can't wait to see 9 gals drop 3 platoons on a base, it will be epic!!!
Yea, the resource thing resonates with me.... not having maxes not so much.

And we've seen how exposed the capture points are, a bunch of mossie droppers (sic) could easily take and hold perhaps just as easily as a gal drop, park the gal somewhere away then run back if you die type thing.

We have *not* seen what it takes to take ownership of in-base spawns yet. My understanding is that you don't need to capture the entire base.
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Old 2012-07-17, 11:05 AM   [Ignore Me] #10
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With all they have done to make sure no ones feelings are hurt in Planetside 2. ( No failure )

What in the world makes you people think running out of resources is something that can even happen to an individual?
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Old 2012-07-17, 11:10 AM   [Ignore Me] #11
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Hama also said in his coverage that squad spawning has to be certed into, so that will make gal drop more useful.
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Old 2012-07-17, 11:12 AM   [Ignore Me] #12
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Originally Posted by SgtExo View Post
Hama also said in his coverage that squad spawning has to be certed into, so that will make gal drop more useful.
They are going to put an exclusion zone around bases so squad spawning can't happen in there.
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Old 2012-07-17, 11:14 AM   [Ignore Me] #13
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Originally Posted by MrBloodworth View Post
With all they have done to make sure no ones feelings are hurt in Planetside 2. ( No failure )

What in the world makes you people think running out of resources is something that can even happen to an individual?
That's my fear too. Like in cRPG-s. First you scavange every rusty dagger to trade in for 1 gold coin, but later can't even spend your money.

I fear that resource cost won't be a problem for the bailer types.
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Old 2012-07-17, 11:17 AM   [Ignore Me] #14
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The problem with Gal drops in PS1 was the All Seeing Radar. But in general I'd prefer Vietnam chopper drops to AC-130 HALO drops.
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Old 2012-07-17, 11:18 AM   [Ignore Me] #15
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Originally Posted by Baneblade View Post
The problem with Gal drops in PS1 was the All Seeing Radar. But in general I'd prefer Vietnam chopper drops to AC-130 HALO drops.
You mean the one that could be disabled?
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